Many are wondering if the forthcoming Wonder Woman movie will touch on the superheroine’s sexuality.
William Marston, who co-created the superhero, credited his wife Elizabeth with the idea of Diana Prince’s love of women. The couple’s relationship with partner Olive Byrne also influenced the idea of Diana’s sexuality.
When Marston developed the character, he deliberately included the idea of alternative sexuality. According to Movie Pilot, Marston’s love of bondage and female domination was manifested in Wonder Woman’s Golden Age comics.
The superheroine’s fascination for women disappeared through the decades until recently. In 2014, DC’s Secret Origins series featured a snapshot of the life of Diana in Themiscyra and explored her relationship with Aleka. The comic series reportedly revealed the sexual tension between the two and the possibility of “love” blossoming between them.
Movie Pilot added that this year’s Rebirth comic also presented the superhero as a heartbreaker on Themiscyra. It seems that Diana got involved with several female lovers in the series.
The site noted that DC and Warner Bros. may take the chance to introduce Diana Prince’s sexuality into the storyline of the upcoming movie. It will definitely create a huge cultural impact. However, it is highly unlikely that DC and Warner Bros will do that since their most recent movies have been the center of controversies recently.
The upcoming DC movie stars Gal Gadot as Diana Prince, a.k.a Wonder Woman. Chris Pine, Robin Wright and Connie Nielsen will also appear in the movie.
— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) July 22, 2016
Meanwhile, Diana Price will team up with fellow government agent Jaime Sommers in the new comic series titled Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman.
In the miniseries, the two superheroes will join forces to fight a rogue secret faction called CASTRA. The illustrations of characters were developed based their TV appearance in the 1970s. TV star Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman during the time while Lindsay Wagner portrayed The Bionic Woman.
Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman will be available starting December 7, 2016.